Keeping up with the software update cycle, Xiaomi is now rolling out Nougat-based MIUI 9 for many devices. The company has announced a list of 40 smartphones that will be getting updated to MIUI 9. Xiaomi confirmed the news on its official Weibo account. The list includes a majority of devices that were launched in 2017, and some that were launched as early as 2012.
Smartphones that will be compatible with MIUI9 include Xiaomi Mi MIX 2, Mi MIX, Xiaomi Mi Note 3, Mi Note 2, Mi Note, Xiaomi Mi 6, Mi 5X, Mi 5, Mi 5c, Mi 5s, Mi 5s Plus, Mi 4s, Mi 4c, Mi 4, Mi 3, Mi 2, Mi 2S, Xiaomi Mi Max 2, Mi Max, Xiaomi Redmi 5, Redmi 5 Plus, Redmi 5A, Redmi 4X, Redmi 3S, Redmi 3X, Redmi 4A, Redmi 4 (High Edition), Redmi 2, Redmi 2A, Redmi 1S, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X, Redmi Note 5A, Redmi Note 2, Redmi Note 3, Redmi Note 4, Redmi Pro, Redmi Note, Xiaomi Mi Pad 3, Mi Pad 2, and Mi Pad.
According to Gizmochina, Xiaomi is currently testing MIUI 9 update for Redmi 4 Standard Edition and Redmi 3 also. Xiaomi began the rollout of the MIUI 9 Global ROM in early November in India, when it launched the Redmi Y1 and Y1 Lite smartphones.
Xiaomi had announced MIUI 9 back in July, and it brings some notable improvements. MIUI 9 brings split-screen feature which allows you to run two apps side-by-side. It also has universal search for images based on keywords like location, expression, and documents among others. Xiaomi has also integrated an AI Assistant on MIUI 9, which it says is smart enough to ‘find anything and everything’. MIUI 9 also has app suggestions based on on-screen content. For example, MIUI 9 will suggest Google Maps if you’re chatting about locations.
However, the company has not yet announced an exact timeline for MIUI 9 to hit the devices, but we can expect the company to roll the feature out very soon.